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The Sacred Science

Health, Indie | 19 Oct, 2013 | 4 Comments

From producer Nick Polizzi, this incredible documentary follows 8 people with life-threatening disease into the Amazon for a month-long 'healing' from local tribes people who claim to know of special herbs and treatments that science hasn't yet discovered.  As the last hope for most of these people, they leave their lives behind and hope that this[...]

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Blood Makes Noise

Health | 08 Oct, 2013 | 1 Comment

Part science documentary, part art project, Blood Makes Noise is a look at a year-long project involving the film maker and 5 people on the organ donor list. This documentary sheds light on what its like to be waiting on an organ donor list, as the 5 people suffering from renal failure tell their[...]

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Monitor Me

Health, Media | 19 Aug, 2013 | 2 Comments

Touting this theory as the way we're going to live longer, Monitor Me looks into the new world of health and lifestyle monitoring apps and gadgets. With smartphones, we now have apps that monitor what we eat, when we sleep, how we exercise and even how we sit. Doctors are now telling people to use[...]

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A Thin Line

Activism, Health | 28 Jun, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Thin Line is a short documentary about two women from Ghana, Africa, who both almost died while giving birth, but survived and now tell their story. Focusing not on the near death, but on the impact of health care and the limited access to it in African countries, the stories of Philo and Elisabeth[...]

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Giving Women A Choice

Health, Social | 04 Jan, 2013 | 1 Comment

Just outside Antigua, Guateamal, Manos Abiertas works to give local Mayan women an alternative to what - when it comes to giving birth - can often be the dangerous environs of a public, government run hospital. This video was produced on location by an Actuality Media student crew and shot with a Canon T2i and a Canon[...]

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The Devastating Effects of Pollution in China

Environmental, Health | 20 Dec, 2012 | No Comments

The single most polluted place on earth, the coal-mining town of Linfen in Shanxi Province, China, where kids play in dirty rivers and the sun sets early behind a thick curtain of[...]

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An Inconvenient Tooth

Health | 16 Dec, 2012 | No Comments

An Inconvenient Tooth is a documentary film about fluoride by local filmmaker Guy Wagner. It was released September 6th, 2012 at the Portland City Hall. Mayor Sam Adams and Commissioner Randy Leonard watched the film before voting on fluoride. On September 12th the City Council unanimously voted to add fluoride to our water without a[...]

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The Fluoride Deception

Health | 05 Dec, 2012 | No Comments

An interview with Christopher Bryson ‘The Fluoride Deception’ is a revealing book about the truth behind the seemingly harmless chemical that prevents tooth decay. But new evidence points to the contrary that it may be the cause of serious adverse health effects, including infant mortality, congenital defects and IQ. Fluoridation, which was first started in The US at[...]

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Baby Faced Bodybuilders

Health, Social, Sport | 03 Dec, 2012 | No Comments

This gripping and engaging documentary follows the lives of the teenagers who are surpisingly obsessed about their bodies and go to extreme lengths to build up themselves to such an extent that it becomes a clinical problem. Three young bodybuilders are tracked and insightful information is gleaned to find out how they got to the point[...]

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Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze

Health | 29 Nov, 2012 | 1 Comment

The documentary Cryonics: Death in the Deep Freeze, takes on a contorversial theme of Cryonics. The film presents cryonics as an insurance policy for people who die before any significant development of technolgies has taken place that extend lives of human beings. The film depicts a woman sufferring from cancer and her preservation. The film is[...]

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The Disappearing Male

Health | 28 Nov, 2012 | 5 Comments

‘The disappearing male’ highlights a disturbing trend focusing on how the foundation of human development is threatened by toxic substances found in everything from shampoo, sunglasses, meat and dairy products, carpet, cosmetics and baby bottles, called “hormone mimicking” or “endocrine disrupting” chemicals, which are damaging the male reproductive system. The fact that the last few decades[...]

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The Surprising History of Sex and Love

Health, History | 26 Nov, 2012 | 4 Comments

‘The Surprising History of Sex and Love’ is an award winning documentary presented by Terry Jones. This film traces the story of changing social and religious attitudes to sex throughout history. Filmed in India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, France the USA and the UK, the documentary includes a lot of surprising and never-seen-before material. It starts with the place[...]

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Fast Food Baby

Health | 24 Nov, 2012 | 233 Comments

Our fast foods dependency is sinking amazingly with our younger people and we are now raising a population of fast food children. This halting docudrama uncovers infants and tots consuming a food plan of potatoes chip, hamburgers and kebabs, all washed down with bottles full of carbonated soda. It researches the deep rooted explanations moms and dads[...]

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Prescription for Disaster

Health | 21 Nov, 2012 | 1 Comment

‘Prescription for Disaster’ is a documentary film investigating the symbiotic relationships between the pharmaceutical industry, the FDA, lobbyists, lawmakers, medical schools, and researchers, and the impact this has on consumers and their health care. It explores the consequences we, as a society face because of the way business and health treatment works today. The film highlights[...]

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